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New Call of Duty confirmed for Q4 2013, 'will raise the bar even higher'

New shooter to release amongst "volatility" of "ongoing console transition"

Coming as a surprise to no one, Activision has confirmed plans to release a new Call of Duty game in Q4 2013.

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"The Call of Duty franchise continues to set the bar for innovation and we expect a new Call of Duty game in development for 2013 to raise that bar even higher," said CFO Dennis Durkin during a financials conference call today.

"There is increased volatility this year due to the ongoing console transition, which makes predicting the future more challenging than during normal uses in the cycle. For Call of Duty, consistent with our past practices, we are planning for the main line release in Q4 to be down versus 2012," it added.

Historical trends indicate this year's title is likely to be a new entry in the 'Modern Warfare' line, developed by Infinity Ward. Expect an early November release.

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